The South Australian Jockey Club believes jumps racing is more trouble than it’s worth and wants out.
This is a decision that has been brewing for years — the SAJC originally pushed for this outcome in 2012, but agreed to a two-year moratorium with Thoroughbred Racing SA that expires at the end of this jumps season.
In recent media interviews, the club has made the following statements:
Verema was killed during the running of the 2013 Melbourne Cup – ‘the race that stops a nation’ turned out to be the race that ended her life.
Her death was put down to an accident – an irregular event that just so coincidently happened on the biggest race day of the year. However, we always knew this was not true – so we dedicated our time to find out exactly how ofte
Lucky Lurch….very lucky indeed.
We followed Lucky Lurch for many seasons of his jumps racing career when working on our Ban Jumps Racing campaign, with a few concerning moments along the way. So as you can imagine, we are so happy to learn that he has now been retired and was lucky enough that a kind-hearted individual saw him at Pakenham sales and decided to give him a chance.
We spoke to Jess, Lurch’